A Snowstorm in June
(A park ranger trying to secure the American flag in the middle of a snowstorm)
The theme for today was bear-searching! Above all other types of wildlife, we really wanted to see a bear. They’re supposed to be abounding here in Yellowstone; everywhere we go, there are signs telling us how to “Be Bear Aware” and what to do if you meet a bear, and how to act when you’re on your hikes to prevent a run-in with a bear. All of these led my sisters and me to believe these amazing, furry, terrifying creatures were everywhere!
In the morning, we went on a hike called “Elephant Back Hike,” which is, according to one of the park guides, a local favorite – traipsing up a mountain peak in the woods until you finally arrive at the pinnacle, where there’s a stunning view of Yellowstone Lake with the Absaroka Mountain Range in the background. However, we did not see a bear, let alone any wildlife! (We did see snow, though… Weren’t we just in the desert a few days ago?!)
We arrived back to the RV only to find out that my grandma and the dogs had seen a huge bison right in front of the RV! After bemoaning our bad luck for a bit, we made lunch and saw… Continue reading
Sun Shining on the Grand Tetons
Today our destination was the Grand Tetons!
First, however, we worried about where we were going to spend the night (after all, there aren’t any Walmarts in this area). So we hurried over towards the Grand Tetons, driving through Jackson, WY – a very quaint, nice little city – until we reached the Colter Bay RV Park… just in time. We claimed the second to last spot in the entire RV park.
Finally, we headed off to see the Grand Tetons. Continue reading
Wading Through the Narrows
I have quite a few Latter-Day Saint friends at home, so had heard a lot about Zion National Park before even coming here! Among being told of the gorgeous landscapes and scenery that I’d be sure to encounter, I’d been recommended to do many different hikes (especially if I wanted to be ambitious), most notably Angels Landing and the Narrows. Continue reading